6-Day Bulgaria Road Trip from Burgas to Primorsko and Varna

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Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
5 nights included
Car rental
6 days included
Flights
Optional
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Description

Explore the best of Bulgaria on a 6-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Burgas, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, Sinemorets, Primorsko, Nessebar, Kiten, Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, and Kavarna. This road trip itinerary in Bulgaria seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Bulgaria takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Burgas, 1 night in Primorsko, and 2 nights in Varna. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Bulgaria. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Burgas, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Bulgaria on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Bulgaria. The Sea Garden and Sea Garden are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Burgas, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, Sinemorets, Primorsko, Nessebar, Kiten, Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, and Kavarna, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Bulgaria. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Bulgaria.

Throughout your road trip in Bulgaria, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Bulgaria.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Bulgaria fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Bulgaria today!

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Included

Hotel, 5 nights
Rental car, 6 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of aerial view of the ancient seaside town, Nessebar, Bulgaria.Nesebar
Tsarevo
Photo of aerial view of beautiful Bulgarian seaside town Primorsko, Bulgaria.Primorsko / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of The Cathedral of the Assumption and Varna city at amazing sunset, Bulgaria.Varna / 2 nights
Photo of Balchik Palace of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coastline, Balchik, Bulgaria.Balchik
Ravadinovo
Dobrich - region in BulgariaDobrich
KavarnaKavarna
Photo of amazing aerial view of town of Kiten, Burgas Region, Bulgaria.Kiten
Photo of aerial view of Bulgarian town Sozopol.Sozopol
Photo of Saint Anastasia Island in Burgas bay, Black Sea, Bulgaria. Lighthouse tower and old wooden buildings on rocky coast.Burgas / 2 nights
Sinemorets

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Attractions

The Sea Garden, Burgas, BulgariaThe Sea Garden
Photo of Varna spring time, beautiful aerial view above sea garden, Bulgaria.Sea Garden
Photo of Balchik Palace Castle of Romanian Queen Marie at Bulgarian Black Sea coast.Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
Balchik Botanic Garden
Photo of Medieval ruins on Cape Kaliakra, Black Sea, Bulgaria.Cape Kaliakra
Church of Saint Sophia
Dolphinarium Varna
Castle of Ravadinovo
Photo of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Varna, Bulgaria. Completed in 1886, and also known as the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral.Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Photo of beautiful Sunny Beach with umbrellas and sunbeds in Nesebar, Bulgaria.Sunny Beach
Photo of toy cars with pedals, sleds, bicycles from the USSR in retro museum, Varna, Bulgaria.Retro Museum
Photo of beautiful landscape with the ancient thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash in Bulgaria.Beglik Tash
Park "Sveti Georgi", Dobrich, BulgariaPark "Sveti Georgi
Atliman Beach
Harmanite Beach
Veleka River Mouth, Tsarevo, Burgas, BulgariaVeleka River Mouth
Arapya Beach
The Clock
photo of view of Aerial drone view of Albena sandy beach resort, Bulgaria. Summer tourism.,Obrochishte Bulgaria.Albena
photo of view of Aerial view of Kavatsite - sand dunes near town of Sozopol , Burgas Region, Bulgaria.Kavatsite

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Day 1

Day 1 – Burgas - arrival day

  • Burgas - Arrival day
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  • The Sea Garden
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Your road trip adventure in Bulgaria begins as soon as you reach Burgas and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Burgas for 1 night and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Burgas is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out The Sea Garden or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Find your way to your hotel in Burgas. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Bulgaria. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Burgas. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at ROMANCE Pizzeria Speciale, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Hotel Bulgaria Burgas boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out IN BAR. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Burgas.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Billiard Club Hot Shot, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Bar Target is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Bar Bossa also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Raise a toast to the start of your 6-day road trip in Bulgaria!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Burgas, Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, Sinemorets, and Primorsko

  • Primorsko
  • Tsarevo
  • Sozopol
  • Ravadinovo
  • Sinemorets
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Drive 136 km, 2 hours 28 min

  • Kavatsite
  • Harmanite Beach
  • Castle of Ravadinovo
  • Veleka River Mouth
  • Arapya Beach
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 2 of your road trip in Bulgaria. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Tsarevo, Sozopol, Ravadinovo, and Sinemorets. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Primorsko. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Tsarevo. This drive usually takes around 32 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Arapya Beach is a great place to start. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,973 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Sozopol. This car ride takes around 31 min.

Make Kavatsite your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this bay an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,692 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Harmanite Beach. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 5,134 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this point of interest every year.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Primorsko. Primorsko offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Primorsko. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the town, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Capri Pizza Bar & Grill, a top-rated dining spot in Primorsko. If you're in the mood for something new, try Stamopolu Lux, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Beerhouse Hladno. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Primorsko.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Disco Club Luxor, known for its lively atmosphere. Fly Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Mojito Beach Bar offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Bulgaria.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Primorsko, Nessebar, Kiten, and Varna

  • Varna
  • Primorsko
  • Nesebar
  • Kiten
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Drive 209 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Beglik Tash
  • Atliman Beach
  • Church of Saint Sophia
  • Sunny Beach
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable road trip in Bulgaria. Today you will explore Primorsko, Nessebar, and Kiten, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Varna. You’ll stay here for 2 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Primorsko and set your GPS to Nessebar. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 19 min. Upon reaching Nessebar, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Church of Saint Sophia. This church is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,853 visitors.

When you’re finished at Church of Saint Sophia, head to Sunny Beach. This one-of-a-kind town is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,830 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Varna, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

As you explore more of Varna, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Make sure to book a table at Staria Chinar Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Varna. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Varna at Морска тераса, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Mr Baba. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Varna tonight.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Vogue cafe bar, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Cuba Beach Bar is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Bar PUNTA CANA is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Bulgaria!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Varna, Balchik, Dobrich, and Kavarna

  • Varna
  • Balchik
  • Dobrich
  • Kavarna
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Drive 197 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Albena
  • Balchik Dvoretsa Palace and Park
  • Balchik Botanic Garden
  • Cape Kaliakra
  • Park "Sveti Georgi
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Varna, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Balchik.

Drop by the renowned Balchik Palace. This popular palace has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 19,545 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Balchik Botanic Garden. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,424 visitors, this park deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Dobrich and set your GPS to Varna. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 47 min. Upon reaching Varna, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Park "Sveti Georgi", a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,314 reviews.

Upon reaching Balchik, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Albena. This seaside resort is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,519 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Varna and your accommodation.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Varna.

Make sure to book a table at Happy Bar & Grill, a popular restaurant in Varna. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Experience a taste of Varna at El Kapan, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is "Halbata" Restaurant. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Varna tonight.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Muffin bar & coffee, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Bar HEY offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Varna. Deja Vu is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Bulgaria.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Varna and Burgas

  • Burgas
  • Varna
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Drive 146 km, 2 hours 52 min

  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
  • Retro Museum
  • Dolphinarium Varna
  • Sea Garden
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On day 5 of your road trip in Bulgaria, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Varna. In the evening, you’ll end up in Burgas, where you will stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Burgas and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 8 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Burgas beckons with new experiences!

Make Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this eastern orthodox cathedral an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 7,003 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Retro Museum. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,851 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this museum every year.

Dolphinarium Varna is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This aquarium has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 8,557 visitors.

When you’re finished at Dolphinarium Varna, the perfect next stop is Sea Garden. This urban park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 32,289 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Burgas, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Burgas.

Esteemed for its , this restaurant offers a remarkable selection of cuisine. This esteemed -recipient consistently impresses guests, making it a must-visit spot during your holiday. With its recognition, it guarantees an unforgettable dining adventure. Savor the flavors at Теньова къща, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, Neptune beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Gracia Pizzeria. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Burgas tonight.

Keep the excitement of the evening going by going to a bar or two. Malibu is an excellent place to start. You could also check out Saxa Beach, offering a different kind of charm. A last recommendation for the day is Barabar. This bar promises an enjoyable experience with tasty drinks and a vibrant setting.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Bulgaria and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Burgas - departure day

  • Burgas - Departure day
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  • The Clock
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Day 6 of your road trip in Bulgaria is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Burgas before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in Bulgaria and go on a shopping spree in Burgas’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Bulgaria, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery. Bring a bit of Bulgaria home with you through these charming souvenirs.

Before you conclude your road trip in Bulgaria, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Burgas.

Esteemed as a restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. This venue consistently impresses guests, making it a standout addition to your holiday plans. Located in the heart of the city, is an ideal pick for cuisine lovers seeking top-notch culinary experiences. If you're in the mood for something new, try Romance Pub & Pizza, another premier location with a delectable menu.

You’ll then say farewell to Burgas. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Bulgaria!

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